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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I'm sorry



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I'll be back.


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(p.s. my twitter account is sucking up all my internet energies; http://twitter.com/juliaher )

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

achey

I've had a headache for 3 days.

Maybe it's because I look at the computer too much.

Maybe it's because I look at the computer too much without ever "getting things done on the internet".

Last night Holly and I sat down and updated our band's Myspace page together for a while. That was fun. Surfing the internet as a partner activity.

Put up this "controversial" photo:



and some more photos. and a new song. and a flier for our next show.

And a link to a video of us performing part of the first and only song I ever wrote all by my lonesome, Batman. Recorded by the lovely Valeria Picerno.

I think today is supposed to be the official american first day of summer. A lot of people have been blogging their summer goals so I think I am going to copy them and do that;

This summer I would like to:
-chill out
-figure out dishes to cook with all the odd ingredients that have accumulated in my cupboards
-organize my belongings
-figure out how to enjoy drawing again
-think of some ideas for a senior thesis
-write more
-take more pictures
-get my keyboard fixed and organize the files on my hard drives.

good luck me.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

ÖPPDEIT

I sat in the school computer lab from around 11 PM to 4.30 AM going through my semi-disorganized archive of film photographs that survived my hard-drive crash and picking out pretty much every picture I ever liked to put up in the "work" section on my website. I grouped them in a way that I thought semi-fit.

This one didn't make the cut:



because there is no group for pictures that are trying to be postcards.

There is a group of nice things, things that make me feel uneasy, nature things, city things, vertical portraits, pictures which strongly remind me of feeling certain feelings and pictures that make me think of the colors white, green and pink.

I don't know.

I did this because I thought I was supposed to have a proper looking, functioning website for my web-design class today. Now I am in class and think I might have been mistaken, as in I am not being asked to be ready for anything right now.

Oh well.


Oh! My work got chosen for the Tribute part of the American Illustration Annual. I am still not sure exactly what this means but it sounds somewhat fancy. This is what got me "fame", it's the first spread of my mini-comic Bearkiller and also words from a dream I had:



I am just writing some words. I feel boring. I guess I'll show you more pictures. Holly and I had a fancy photo shoot for Feather & Folly. I think it was because an Australian woman is writing an article about Brooklyn girl-bands. I never lived in Brooklyn but I've played there a lot so I guess that counts. Here's one picture:



There are more on our myspace page.

Have a nice day and night.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

FROM THE ABYSS

I'm not sure which abyss I'm talking about but I just like to make things sound dramatic. The abyss of neglect maybe.

So I have been doing a lot of things that mostly don't include the computer; I still have an empty hard drive.

I took Alex Fitzgerald to Iceland for 10 days over spring break, this picture pretty much sums up the trip:



I´ve been playing with Feather & Folly a lot and we have a considerable amount of upcoming shows. The amount became more considerable when Holly almost cut off her left thumb on Monday, so expect more singing and less guitar playing for the first couple of dates. A list of dates and locations can be seen here.

My big sis was visiting for a week which was nice and lovely. When I haven't been paying visits or receiving visits or playing music I've just been doing my schoolwork like a responsible person, getting drunk like an irresponsible person (only after I've done my schoolwork so not too irresponsible), making friends and trying to be good and happy.

And saying "you know I really should update my blog more frequently" frequently.

Reading books. Watching movies. I've been halfassedly using twitter as a place to write down the movies I watch and some other words that would be inappropriate elsewhere. I'm still not sure what I think about twitter. I think: blah.

Okay. What prompted me to write this post: I'm slowly but surely putting my homepage together. I now have an "about me" section (with an F.A.Q!) and a "links" section (and a blog, obvs.)

I wanted to ask you: Do you have a homepage that I am forgetting / you think I should link to? Or a blog that's missing from my blog-friend-links.

Also: If you have a link to me on your homepage/blog feel free to update it to go to http://juliahermanns.com/ rather than straight to this blog. Just a suggestion.

Alright! funner post next time. thanks bye.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

UNDR CNSTRCTN

I'm in the process of editing the template of this blog to fit it into my website that I'm in the process of creating (don't worry, it will have to be done before spring since it's a class requirement).

stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

MUMMIES


Baby demon mummy at Rakanji Temple


Shinnyokai-Shonin “living mummy” at Dainichibo Temple

Monster Mummies of Japan via Pink Tentacle

Speaking of mummies; my hard drive crashed recently -> I lost all of my music (there was quite a lot of it). I felt it was logical to look around for files in my Gmail account, since various people have sent me various songs that way over the years.

The disadvantage is: this made me re-read old e-mails which would've been better kept forgotten... in the context of what happened since such messages mostly make me think thoughts like "aww, fuck." or "fuck you you misleading coward" or "I should have gotten back to this person 3 years ago I suck."

speaking of music: there is a new song up on the Feather and Folly Myspace page. It is called Holiday and we recorded it last Sunday in a public ladies' bathroom at school in the dark. Some of the lyrics are by Richard Brautigan, I think they are my favorite lyrics.

We recorded music all day. Good people recorded it for us. I am excited to hear it when it is ready. I hope you are too.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

this blog's keyword analysis says more about me than this blog does

-winter makes me feel like shit
-i don't know what to say anymore
-black metal
-obama singing whatever you like
-why is there nothing interesting happening in my life?
-why did fred sandback's work make me cry
-poem "lonely pilot"


Loved by the unhappy.

Feather & Folly have been doing some recording. I just pimped our myspace with some Dolomite mountains. There there are now 2 songs the myspace playlist featuring me: Cold Spring & Crazy Baby. Every time I communicate the latter name I find myself thinking about Britney Spears (a blessing and a curse), however the song is actually about On the Road by Kerouac (Holly wrote it). It is only one out of a selection we have about Kerouac. The improved myspace also includes a video recording of us performing "I got over Kerouac" (a Jonathan Byerley cover). Anyway. I'm the one with the messed up voice (Holly is the one with the pretty, angelic nice voice) and the tambourine / snare drum / whatever they allow me to beat on.

Here´s a couple of pictures from practice:






...and here is one from a practice with my other band, severed goat head of death in the skull river of frozen morbid doom blood

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Ptarmigan / Grouse

I can't believe I didn't post this earlier. I completely forgot. But I forget many interesting things.

Here's a video I shot of my mother while she was preparing the birds for our Christmas dinner. I find it quite fascinating. My mother is a real game-skinning, bone-breaking woman.

My cat is also in the video. She is a real cat.



For those of you who don't speak Icelandic: mama and I are just sort of chit-chatting, although she does say how her mother taught her to skin the birds via telephone.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Walter Potter, Taxidermist

Freak kittens:





Rats:



Rabbit school:





Potter's Wikipedia page

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